Thursday, August 12, 2010

1970's wet bar before and after

Powder room addition reveal day! You may recall a week or two ago I showed you the horrid wet bar that occupied an area of our first floor. The minute we realized the lack of bathrooms in the house I knew that wet bar's days were numbered.

Just to give you a quick background our new place is a tri-level. The first floor has the family room, sun room, playroom, laundry room, and now a half bath. The second floor hosts the main entry, kitchen, dining room and living room and the third floor is were the bedrooms are including the master with a bath and then another full hall bath. If you were in the family room and had to use the facilities you were faced with hiking up two flight of stairs which is just not practical with kids.

It was actually not as big of a project as I initially thought it might be. The plumbing for the sink was already there  from the wet bar and the crawl space was literally in the other side of one of the walls in there so plumbers were able to drop a toilet pump in there and a small hole had to be drilled into the floor to run the pipe. The whole thing took about a week from start to finish. Our wonderful contractor Stan, did an amazing job on the space and as well as seamlessly scheduling the plumbers and the tile guy.

Before view from the doorway:

After view from the doorway:

Stan actually moved the laundry room wall back about 10'' which allowed us to put in a standard size 6 panel door to the bathroom as opposed to the very narrow opening that was there before.

Before view from the family room:

After view from the family room:

It's so nice to have the added wall space on the outside now that the opening has been drywalled in. Our carpet went in yesterday and I'm happy as clam. It's time to really get moved in now and put things up and away. We put the final coat on the playroom last night and I'm wondering if I can convince Nick to put together the IKEA Expedit this weekend. Maybe? crickets.........

updated link to chair rail border here

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic idea to ditch the wet bar in exchange for a bathroom! I've often wondered what people were thinking when wet bars were the "must have" item. They were probably still dizzy from swooning over the avacado green and harvest gold appliances.